*huge round of applause*
Thank you. Thank you. It is true. Kassa recognises me as her Alpha.
Oh, and tomorrow is the wonderful Leontine’s turn so be sure to check out who she will be loving on.
As was the case last year, there has been much speculation about to whom I would write my author fan letter.
I can only assume this is because you are all wondering who could possibly match my own awesomeness and that of the absofuckinglutely amazing *hand to heart* Sir Terry, as opposed to implying I have a one track mind and am completely lacking in any kind of imagination.
So, without further ado, I give you my fan letter.
5 Things I Really, Truly Like About You
1. You’ve already moved on from this world, which means I won’t have to worry about having to kill you
the way I do about *hand to heart* Sir Terry in the case of a zombie apocalypse.
2. Proof of the fact you wrote bloody good historical romance and contemporary crime fiction
meaning I don’t have the urge to compare your stories to *hand to heart* Sir Terry’s is that between us the Mumma and I own every single one of your books and, in some cases, more than one copy.
3. Your integrity as an author of historical fiction resulted in meticulously researched books which
, like the building of *hand to heart* Sir Terry’s Discworld, catch the imagination of the reader and envelop them in the richly detailed world of days gone by.
4. Unlike a few of those who have come after you, never did you fall into the trap of writing insipid female protagonists just because you were writing historical fiction. Instead, as was done by your idol Jane Austen
and as *hand to heart* Sir Terry’s are today, your female main characters are strong, resourceful, unique and found heroes who fell in love with them regardless of how they were perceived by others – the very best of the romantic tropes.
5. You were the first romance author I ever read and it is because of you I fell in love with the genre from which I still get so much enjoyment some 25 years later. This means I will forever be grateful to you and that your wonderful work will always have a special place in my heart
and not even *hand to heart* Sir Terry can compete with that.
Now, if only some of the so-called historical romance authors of today would take a page out of your book… in a totally non-plagiarist-y way, of course…
Yours very sincerely,
Kris of Kris ‘n’ Good Books
PS – *hand to heart* Sir Terry,